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Aboke Abductions

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , on March 18, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Something interesting I found while surfing the ‘net. To give you a taste:

The Aboke abductions were the kidnapping of 139 secondary school student females from St. Mary’s College boarding school by rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army on October 10, 1996, in Aboke, northern Apac District, Uganda. The deputy head mistress of the college, Sister Rachele Fassera, of Italy, pursued the rebels and negotiated the release of 109 of the girls. The Aboke abductions and Fassera’s dramatic actions drew international attention, unprecedented at that time, to the insurgency in northern Uganda. Continue reading

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